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Melody Ciria

Melody Ciria

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Apply before SEO Execution
Melody Ciria
July 13, 2019
taking seo notes
When it comes to every company, having a website is imperative to improving your businesses’ prospects. That isn't everything that is needed though.
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A New Marketing Strategy
Melody Ciria
January 12, 2019
writing down marketing notes
As hoteliers, we can agree that every year the end goal will be the same. Increase direct bookings and drive revenue. We have to establish new strategies.
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Market to Specific Customer Segments
Melody Ciria
September 24, 2018
figuring out customer segments
These search behavior cues will help you market to your specific target audience and help you deliver a more personalized experience for each of your guests.
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The Power of Pinning
Melody Ciria
May 21, 2017
pinterest
With the growing influence social media has on SEO, it is crucial to take advantage of one of the most engaged social media outlets in Pinterest
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3 Ways To Get More Business
Melody Ciria
November 17, 2016
log book with a ribbon on it
To maximize your revenue during this holiday season, here are a few helpful marketing tips you can integrate with your own hotel’s strategy.
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Persuade Travelers to Book Direct
Melody Ciria
November 1, 2016
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Here are three marketing tactics to implement immediately if you want to encourage travelers to book direct. All of them are fairly easy to implement.
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Boosting Your Conversion Rate
Melody Ciria
October 7, 2016
increasing revenue
Follow these five simple steps to boost your site’s conversion rate and be well on your way to driving more direct bookings. Read more here.
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The Google 'Trips' App
Melody Ciria
September 21, 2016
planning a trip
This app is designed to take the stress out of planning your itinerary and providing travelers with easy access to information like things to do and see.
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Most Impact on Your Hotel’s ROI
Melody Ciria
September 8, 2016
social media apps on phone
By learning the benefits each channel has for your overall marketing strategy, the better leverage you will have in promoting your hotel’s story.
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3 Content Marketing Strategy Tips
Melody Ciria
August 24, 2016
woman on facebook on laptop
Once you've identified what attracts your target audience, then you will be able to start developing a content marketing strategy that incorporates these tips.
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Strategies to Create Engagement
Melody Ciria
August 9, 2016
social media
Follow these three effective strategies to create engagement among your audience and to foster a relationship between you and the guest.
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Your Hotel Website Isn’t Converting
Melody Ciria
July 22, 2016
website on computer and a cup of coffee
Your goal should be producing more “Qualified” traffic that converts. Here are 3 signs your website isn’t converting and actionable ways to fix them.
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Drive Traffic to Your Hotels Blog
Melody Ciria
June 30, 2016
wordpress add new post
Merely writing about an event or attraction near your hotel isn’t enough to capture the attention of the reader. You'll have to do a little more.
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Content that Will Convert
Melody Ciria
May 9, 2016
person writing content on laptop
When it comes to deciding to redesign your hotel’s website, many hoteliers focus on the aesthetics and put little emphasis on improving their hotel’s story.
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What Every Hotelier Should Analyze
Melody Ciria
February 26, 2016
google analytics dashboard
When you become familiar with these metrics, you will discover new marketing opportunities and be able to tailor your message to the right audience.
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Develop a Content Marketing Strategy
Melody Ciria
February 12, 2016
woman writing on laptop
Hotel’s need to make it a priority to use the power of content marketing to convey their hotel’s story and amplify that story to readers.
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Key Social Media Metrics to Analyze
Melody Ciria
January 15, 2016
google analytics graph
Here are 3 of the most important social media metrics that hoteliers need to analyze to determine the effectiveness of your social initiatives.
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10 New Year’s Resolutions
Melody Ciria
December 24, 2015
new years fireworks
As we head into the new year, hoteliers need to start coming up with their new year’s resolutions to increase their hotel’s top-line revenue.
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Optimizing Social Posts Using SSO
Melody Ciria
August 19, 2015
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A successful hotel marketing strategy requires Social Search Optimization (SSO), which incorporates a powerful synergy between SEO and social media.
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Utilize Your Website For Sales
Melody Ciria
July 29, 2015
clicking on hotel text
Here are a few helpful tips that will improve your website’s conversions and ultimately generate direct bookings for your hotel.
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Influence the Booking Decision
Melody Ciria
June 24, 2015
shopping cart on top of a laptop
Here are 3 powerful ways you can capture an interaction, drive engagement and create opportunity to follow-up with a consumer during the booking process.
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Key to Encouraging Direct Bookings
Melody Ciria
May 4, 2015
connected network of people
As online travel agencies continue to use their massive marketing budgets to dominate the Google real estate, hotels will need to use a more creative marketing
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Leverage Yelp to Maximize Bookings
Melody Ciria
October 16, 2014
direct booking
How can you start reaping the benefits of Yelp for your business? Here are five helpful tips hotels can use in their local marketing strategy to leverage
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Encourage Guest Reviews
Melody Ciria
September 22, 2014
group brainstorming how to get more reviews
In the travel world, online reviews and rates are known to have a significant impact on a traveler’s decision to book a particular hotel.
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Complexity of the Booking Journey
Melody Ciria
August 20, 2014
picture of a winding word
Hoteliers must learn to deliver content that will reflect consumer behavior, appeal to the traveler’s needs, and align with today’s technology.
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The Most Influential Marketers
Melody Ciria
July 23, 2014
influencers talking together
With more and more guests sharing their experiences on review sites, social media, and travel blogs, hotels are recognizing the user-generated content.
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Booking Engine Impact Conversions
Melody Ciria
June 13, 2014
travel shopper
Let’s face it—converting a looker into a booker goes beyond having a beautiful website, it’s about properly merchandising your guest-rooms.
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Increase Occupancy in Low Periods
Melody Ciria
May 16, 2014
hotel occupancy check in
Before deciding on what you will offer at your hotel during need periods, you will need to identify the following market areas to get the best ROI.
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Marketing Channel Worth Investing In
Melody Ciria
April 20, 2014
people discussing assisted versus direct marketing
If you are not aware of the potential revenue each digital marketing channel can generate you could be in the dark. See what channel you should invest in today.
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What Persuades Guests to Book?
Melody Ciria
February 27, 2014
family traveling
This study reveals the top incentives or perks that hotels can offer to their guests to encourage more direct bookings. Find out more here.
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New Perspective on OTAs & Metasearch
Melody Ciria
December 12, 2013
woman checking rate on phone
Today, travelers are much savvier when it comes to finding the best airline & hotel deals. As the online world has evolved, so has the modern-day traveler.
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The Modern Day Traveler
Melody Ciria
November 27, 2013
computer, maps, coffee
To effectively implement a hotel marketing strategy that works, hoteliers must understand today’s traveler by getting to know your guests.
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Give Hotel Guests What They Want
Melody Ciria
November 21, 2013
two people hugging their laptops
Here are some effective ways in which to entice an online visitor to book with your hotel. Make that first impression count, and start generating more bookings.
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Leave an Impression on Guests
Melody Ciria
October 14, 2013
hotel brands
Brand hotels tend to drive more traffic... but not necessarily more conversions. See what you can do to deliver a better impressions to your guests.
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Save Your Hotel’s Reputation
Melody Ciria
September 18, 2013
different sentiments
Whether you love them or hate them, online reviews do get read. Getting a good one is great, but getting a bad review could lead to disaster.
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Evolution of Google & Hotel Search
Melody Ciria
August 25, 2013
search engine results page heat map
Let’s review these major changes & discuss how hotels can utilize these features to maximize visibility, increase traffic & boost conversions.
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Search Marketing Fundamentals
Melody Ciria
August 17, 2012
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As online marketing continues to become a dominant selling tool, businesses must utilize all areas of marketing opportunities to stay ahead of the competition.
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Measuring Success in SEO Efforts
Melody Ciria
April 12, 2012
woman analyzing seo efforts
Every successful business starts with establishing an objective and setting a goal. There are several goals that small and corporate companies hope to achieve
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Fall Victim to Over-Optimization
Melody Ciria
April 4, 2012
over optimization
According to a new announcement made by Google’s SEO guru, Matt Cutts, there will be a regulation on sites that are considered ‘over-optimized.’
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